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Macaca sylvanus (Barbary macaque)

Synonyms: Inuus ecaudatus; Pithecus pygmaeus; Simia inuus; Simia pithecus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), Barbary ape, or magot is a species of macaque unique for its distribution outside Asia and for its vestigial tail. Found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco along with a small population that were introduced from Morocco to Gibraltar, the Barbary macaque is one of the best-known Old World monkey species. The Barbary macaque population of Gibraltar is the only such population outside of Northern Africa and the only population of wild monkeys in Europe. The Rock of Gibraltar is populated by approximately 230 macaques.
View Wikipedia Record: Macaca sylvanus

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Macaca sylvanus

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
54
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.98
EDGE Score: 4.27

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  29.211 lbs (13.25 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  450 grams
Female Weight [1]  23.149 lbs (10.50 kg)
Male Weight [1]  35.274 lbs (16.00 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  52.4 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  30 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  10 %
Diet - Plants [3]  40 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  20 %
Forages - Scansorial [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  3 years 10 months
Male Maturity [2]  5 years 6 months
Gestation [2]  5 months 14 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  29 years
Weaning [2]  7 months 3 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Mediterranean conifer and mixed forests Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia Palearctic Temperate Coniferous Forests
Mediterranean woodlands and forests Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Palearctic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Mediterranean Basin Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey Yes

Emblem of

Gibraltar

Predators

Homo sapiens (man)[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Pedicinus albidus[4]
Trichophyton simii[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map

Distribution

Africa;

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Wildlife As Canon Sees It
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License